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Dateline: Events/Week of February 1, 1995 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News 

The Clinton Administration announces it will impose punitive tariffs – on $1 billion worth of imports if China doesn’t not crack down on piracy of American movies, CD’s, software and other copyrighted U.S. products.

Four-way summit - Leaders of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the PLO agree to restart peace negotiations. 

The Clinton Administration abandons a $40-billion program of loan guarantees for Mexico in favor of a bailout for $20 billion.

 O.J. trial - Nicole Brown Simpson concludes a dramatic appearance on the witness stand.

Capital Cities/ABC earnings climb 44% for the fourth quarter.

President Clinton proposes to increase the $4.25 federal minimum wage by 90 cents over two years.

Appearing on Dave Letterman’s show – Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) made another informal announcement of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination… Later in the week, Dole (71) made the decision to run for President. 

Unemployment rises from 5.4% to 5.7% in January.

The Federal Reserve Board hikes its discount rate to 5.25%.


Technology news – February 1, 1995

Those on CompuServe can now access the Weather Channel – beginning this week. Get your weather online!


Entertainment news – February 1, 1995

Passing – Actor Donald Pleasence. He was 75.


Music news – February 1, 1995

U2 lead singer Bono has written a screenplay and production is about to begin on “The Million Dollar Hotel."

Top Popular Music Albums – February 1, 1995

Dookie – Green Day

Balance – Van Halen

The Hits – Garth Brooks

II – Boyz II Men

No Need To Argue – Cranberries

My Life – Mary J. Blige

Vitalogy – Pearl Jam

Throwing Copper – Live

Crazysexycool – TLC

Hell Freezes Over – Eagles

Cocktales – Too Short


Television news – February 1, 1995

Fawn Hall’s 1st TV interview – On Inside Edition this week.

NBC confirms that Mike Myers has left “Saturday Night Live.” He wanted to stay closer to his Los Angeles base and got tired of the NY commute.

CBS cancels plans to air “Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear” because O.J. Simpson appears in the movie.

Branford Marsalis makes his last appearance as leader of the “Tonight Show” band. He’s replaced by Kevin Eubanks.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – February 1, 1995

Super Bowl XXIX – (ABC) – 41.3

SuperBowl Postgame – 24.7

Seinfeld – 22.1

Home Improvement – 19.1

ER – 18.1

Grace Under Fire – 17.3

20/20 – 16.9

Madman of the People – 16.3

Friends – 15.8

Murphy Brown – 15.6

Chicago Hope – 15.5

Mad About You – 15.4


Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – February 1, 1995

CBS – Women of the House, Hearts Afire, Double Rush, Love & War, Northern Exposure, Dave Letterman

NBC – The Cosby Mysteries, Dateline NBC, Law & Order, Jay Leno

ABC – Sister, Sister, All-American Girl, Roseanne, Ellen, Boys and Girls Are different: Men, Women and the Sex difference, Nightline

Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, Party of Five

WB – Wayans Bros. Parent’ Hood, Unhappily Ever After, Muscle

PBS – The New Explorers, the American Experience, Charlie Rose

MTV – Prime Time, Pedro Zamora Tribute, Beavis and Butthead


On David Letterman – Sarah Jessica Parker, Lari White

On Jay Leno – Dionne Farris


Top movies – February 1, 1995

Legends of the Fall

Boys on the Side

The Jerky Boys

In the Mouth of Madness

Dumb and Dumber

Nobody’s Fool


Higher Learning

Murder in the First

Little Woman

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